Portal talk:World War II

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Related entities[edit]

I think there should be links to related entities, rather like a "see also" on the portal page. A link to the War portal, as well as the WWII task force would be useful IMO. Oberiko 03:02, 17 November 2006 (UTC)

The task force is linked from the "Things you can do" box, but a more generic set of related portal links would probably be a good idea, as there are a number of fairly obvious ones. Kirill Lokshin 04:33, 17 November 2006 (UTC)

Broken links[edit]

There are plenty of broken links throughout the portal (daily battle..etc) Looks a bit scruffy Fethroesforia 13:34, 6 January 2007 (UTC)


Is there a Wikiproject for World War Two? I am looking forward to becoming involved here at the portal, but would like to join a project as well. Any suggestions? Jmlk17 23:24, 7 May 2007 (UTC)

The WikiProject you are looking for is the Military history WikiProject, which has a World War II task force. I would encourage you to join both the main project and the task force; if you have any questions about either one, you can ask me on my talk. Carom 23:26, 7 May 2007 (UTC)
Excellent! Many thanks. Jmlk17 23:36, 7 May 2007 (UTC)


The Quotes box only has a quote by one person at a time. Should we show several quotes or maybe the box should be renaimed, something like "quote of the day" or "selected quote"? Think outside the box 10:41, 8 May 2007 (UTC)

Probably Selected Quote since it could change each time someone visits the page. I also just noticed the number of available quotes was set to 3 - I've changed it to the current 10. — Zaui (talk) 15:23, 8 May 2007 (UTC)
10 should be good. Jmlk17 00:45, 26 May 2007 (UTC)


The page is way too wide and the wikionary logo is huge! Whats going on here? Tested in both Firefox and IE.This pic shows what I mean. Think outside the box 14:23, 25 March 2008 (UTC)

It had to do with Portal:World War II/World War II Wikimedia the subpage with links to other Wikimedia projects. The template wasn't quite right when it was created earlier this month, which I corrected. It looks fine to me now, so the issue should be resolved. Parsecboy (talk) 18:44, 25 March 2008 (UTC)
Ah, thats fixed it! Looks much better :) Think outside the box 19:31, 25 March 2008 (UTC)

Intro image[edit]

I'm sorry to inform you that your intro image Image:WW2 TitlePicture For Wikipedia Article.jpg contains two images that are not yet public domain and had to be deleted on Commons. If you still want to use it with fair use or something like that on en.WP please upload it here. I will delete it on Commons tomorrow. -- CecilK (talk) 18:01, 13 May 2008 (UTC)

very good portal[edit]

it's fantastic! --CastoroRosso (talk) 10:44, 2 August 2008 (UTC)

Issue with the Hungarian regimes during World War II[edit]

After doing some research, I just started the discussion here. Any help would be very welcome. Jean-Jacques Georges (talk) 11:02, 1 April 2010 (UTC)


I'm quite surprised to find on Wikipedia 82 articles about the WWII period (a rather sensible subject that should be carefully sourced) relying, for information sometimes a bit controversial, on the personal website of a person who claims to be just a tourist ("Scrapbookpages.com was the first web site which showed such places as Dachau, Auschwitz and Theresienstadt from a tourist's point of view.", http://www.scrapbookpages.com/AboutUs.html). I don't see why Wikipedia links to this site.
Furthermore, some of the informations provided by the site are sometimes a bit controversial. This tourist seems not to be convinced by many official versions of the official history, it's his right, but I'm not sure we should present his personal opinions on our encyclopaedia.
What do you think of it? (talk) 17:54, 2 April 2011 (UTC)

This has been resolved. Fifelfoo (talk) 03:32, 2 July 2012 (UTC)

WWII on the Web[edit]

Hi all,

I don't think World War II is covered adequately on the Web. You've got Wikipedia, which is an excellent but underestimated source of information. Then you've got the Web 1.0, including sites like Atomic Archive.com (a very good source for nuclear weapons info). But no one seems to want to explain anything about WWII in a way that people as young as I am will understand. So I'm left with excellent sources of information—books—that are unfortunately above my reading level.

I think Wikimedia Foundation should initiate a Web 1.0-based project in collaboration with the U.S. government to increase the coverage of WWII, Vietnam and the like on the Internet.


Anonymous user (talk) 20:31, 23 February 2012 (UTC)

New Notable Missions Section[edit]

Hi, I've never really taken much interest in wikipedia but thought I should mention that I thought WW2 articles could be improved by hardware such as planes, tanks etc having a section that lists the important / notable battles they took a prominent role in. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:42, 16 April 2012 (UTC)